One of the most prevalent forms of science that touches us directly in our daily lives is that of medical science. With all the great strides that have been made in this field, the human factor cannot be diminished – nor should it! Check out this great story of how the this human factor plays such a big role. Enny Wiederhold has been dubbed the Baby Whisperer for her ability to calm and sooth preemie babies as a retired nurse volunteering in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. I can attest for Enny’s way with preemies as she has helped take care of our son during his two month stay at Brigham & Women’s in 2005 (he is a 30 week preemie that weighed 2 lbs., 6 oz. at birth). It is people like Enny, and all NICU nurses and neonatologists that help along the difficult path stemming from prematurity; one that does not truly end with “graduation” from the NICU.
So it’s great to see a story like this that is really a salute to all those NICU volunteers, nurses, neonatologists, and other specialists for their dedication.